The Misshapen Pearls – A Baroque Story
20th Oct 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmR350 – R400
Camerata Tinta Barocca, in collaboration with Friends of Orchestral Music and Bowmans, present The Misshapen Pearls, a concert exploring the true spirit of the Baroque. The term ‘barocco’, originally used by 17th century jewellers to describe a misshapen pearl, was used from the mid-eighteenth century, when a simpler style of music became popular, to refer the imperfection, bizarreness and grotesqueness of music from the Baroque. This programme will focus on the stark contrasts found in Baroque music, leaning on the idea of chiaroscuro (light-dark), as well as exploring the improvisational aspect of music from this period, which was intrinsically part of the aesthetic.
The programme includes music by Castello, Bertali, Telemann, Couperin, Biber and Hotteterre, with Vivaldi’s outrageous set of ‘La Folia’ variations as the centrepiece.
With Ralitza Macheva and Refiloe Olifant (baroque violins), and Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord)
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Venue: Bowmans’ Cape Town Office, 22 Bree Street